Stephen Colbert at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, January 31 2010.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - No joke: comedian Stephen Colbert's sister is
running in earnest for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.
Campaign manager Bill Romjue said Friday that Elizabeth Colbert-Bush
plans to file next week and make a formal announcement. She did not
immediately return messages from The AP.
Colbert-Busch will file as a Democrat seeking the 1st District seat left
vacant when Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott as the state's newest
U.S. senator. Colbert-Bush is a Charleston native like her brother and
development director at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in
nearby North Charleston.
One other Democrat and at least 10 Republicans are seeking the seat
along South Carolina's south coast. GOP candidates include former Gov.
The primaries are March 19, runoffs on April 2 and special election May 7.